The Place of Defense R&D in the U.S. Innovation System

October 07, 2021 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law's seminar series, "Conversations on Innovation: New Thinking and New Approaches," seeks to shed light on innovation policy issues that are on the horizon. Today's program with Michael Brown, U.S. Department of Defense, focuses on better understanding how technological advances are not only being embraced by the defense sector, but how the frontiers of innovation are being expanded by evolving defense sector needs and requirements. Moderated by Denis Simon, Executive Director of the Center. The program is co-sponsored by the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies. For additional information, please contact Balfour Smith at: Registration required:


  • Michael Brown
    Director, Defense Innovation Unit, 
    U.S. Department of Defense


  • Dr. Denis Simon
    Executive Director, The Center for 
    Innovation Policy at Duke Law